DJ Perentie's Bio
He left his Aboriginal tribe to become a DJ, and now he's not sure where he really belongs. He's torn between honoring his family's roots and finding his place in modern society.
Perentie - Fact 1
The perentie is Australia's largest lizard, and one of the largest lizards in the world. Perenties are also very strong - they can break a dog's leg with one whip of their powerful tails!
Perentie - Fact 2
The perentie's colorful skin pattern provided inspiration for Aboriginal stories and woodcarving. Each perentie's throat pattern is as unique as our own fingerprints!
Perenties are intelligent and athletic predators. They can run, dig, swim, and climb. While they exercise, they use their expandable throats as bellows to fill their lungs with air.
Perentie - Fact 4
Perenties are fast lizards! They can run on all four legs, or just their two hind legs. They can reach speeds up to 25 miles/hr, about the same as an olympic sprinter!
Perentie - Conservation
Thankfully, the perentie is not currently a threatened species. Even still, they are not a common sight. They are shy and very adept at hidiing in their remote desert environment.